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Eastern Oregon University volleyball players Madison Pilon (4) and Cambree Scott (12) jump to attempt a block during a November 2019 match against Southern Oregon University. EOU’s volleyball team is off to a 4-0 start. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, named Scott its National Defensive Player of the Week.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following an impressive weekend that saw Eastern Oregon University volleyball go 4-0 to start the season, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tabbed Cambree Scott as the National Defensive Player of the Week.

The NAIA released its list of players of the week on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Scott was a key contributor on both sides of the ball for No. 9 EOU, tallying 34 kills and 24 blocks in the team’s 4-0 opening weekend, the university reported.

The 6-foot tall junior had a near double-double in the season opener against Multnomah University with nine kills and 10 blocks. She finished with nine kill outings in both wins against Multnomah University.

Against Oregon Institute of Technology, Scott helped anchor a front-line defense that held OIT to a .159 hitting percentage in the first match and a .153 mark in the second match, according to EOU. For the weekend, Scott and Eastern’s defense held opponents to an average .106 hitting. Scott ranks fifth in the Cascade Collegiate Conference in hitting at .338 and is second in blocks with 24.

For Scott, she earns her first national weekly honors after receiving the CCC Defensive Player of the Week. The CCC has named her its player of the week three times now. She picked up the honor twice in 2019, earning offensive and defensive player of the week honors.

Eastern Oregon University also reported for head coach Kaki McLean Morehead, this is the first player to receive NAIA Player of the Week honors in 14 years of leading the volleyball program.

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